Kee Safety, a leading fall protection specialist, has redesigned its KeeLine® Horizontal Lifeline system to allow easier installation on bitumen membrane roofs and provide an enhanced weathering solution.
KeeLine® is a wire-based horizontal lifeline system that has been designed to provide continuous fall protection. Fit for use in areas where guardrails are not suitable, the system allows roofers and contractors to safely work on the roof and provides a virtually invisible solution to carry out repairs, maintenance or inspection work. Installed as a permanent lifeline system, it offers uninterrupted access for up to three users across the whole roof, allowing them to freely move around the surface.
A recently published report*, conducted by the independent research company, Technavio, highlighted that the global roofing market is increasing rapidly, with an estimated growth of 30% over the next 4 years. The global roofing market was valued at $79.26 billion in 2015 and is expected to reach $111 billion by 2020. The largest growth is forecast to be within the bitumen roofing segment. John Ingram, Global Product Manager – Fall Protection, says that Kee Safety has redesigned the KeeLine® system to take advantage of this growing sector.
KeeLine® incorporates a redesigned post and base plate for use on bitumen membrane roofs, as well as being suitable for metal profile, standing seam and composite panel roofs. The system comprises enhanced safety features including new toggle fixings, a slimline corner design, stronger rivets, improved swage and reduced height intermediate uprights. KeeLine® allows for spans of 12m between posts and the brackets permit the traveller to glide easily along the system ensuring the user does not need to detach at any time.
*Source: Global Roofing Market 2016–2020. Technavio.com
KeeLine® is fully compliant with the requirements of EN 795 2012, CEN TS 16415:2013, ANSI Z359 and CSA Z259, and has undergone extensive testing in different roof types, with full third party approval.